FTP / IIS4.0
Posted on 2000-02-16
I've got an FTP client that GETs a file from my FTP Server (IIS 4.0) then
Deletes the file after getting it. Pretty simple batch file. Goes
something like this:
Open the connection....
Then close the connection (you get the idea)
I've got it running every 5 minutes or so. Works great "most" of the time.
Here is the strange thing. Every once in a blue moon (about every 3 weeks
or so) the MDELETE fails to work, but the MGET continues to work. Well,
this causes chaos because every five minutes; the same file is retrieved
over and over.
When this fails, I've tried to manually ftp to the server and delete the
file (with Admin rights), but I get "Access Denied" when I do a DELETE
Finally, when I stop the FTP services (through IIS) and start the services
the MDELETE *.XYZ works like a champ.
Does anyone know why my FTP server would intermittently deny a DELETE
command until stopped and started? I've looked for a trend in the logs, but
I am unable to find any.
Thanks in advance.